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Djibouti’s president, Ismael Omar Guelleh, casts his vote Djibouti’s president, Ismael Omar Guelleh, casts his vote in, Djibouti city, April 9, 2021 (AP photo).

Three ‘Elections,’ Three Incumbent ‘Victories’

Friday, April 16, 2021

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Benin, Chad and Djibouti held presidential elections over the weekend, although opposition leaders in all three countries, as well as outside observers, said the outcomes were predetermined. Not surprisingly, early returns have the incumbents easily winning all three contests. ...

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